Members approve five-year plan and modified dues funding at annual business meeting

November 2004
Massachusetts Nurse;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p1
The article reports on the approval of a five-year plan with a modified dues increase at the annual business meeting of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) in Boston, Massachusetts. The plan and funding to support the plan is designed to position the MNA as the voice on health care in Massachusetts, as well as a model of professional and union activism. The debate focused on the details of a dues increase that was needed to fund the vision for the organization that was put forth by the Board of Directors, which was based on the input of the members. In addition to the five-year plan and dues increase, MNA members emphasized an earlier decision by the Board to convene a task force to explore the idea of lesser dues for members working minimal hours, or nurses who are not members of a collective bargaining unit.


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